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WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

http://www.wspgroup.co.uk

At WSP we bring the very best consultancy from teams that work harder for our clients. Our practice combines strong science, engineering and business consultancy. We’re one of the world’s largest advisors but all projects – be they large or small - warrant as much care. We’re proud of the advice we give, and also delighted to be The Guardian’s Sustainability Consultant of the Year for 2015.

Featured services

Air management

From emissions modelling for EIAs and permitting to practically reducing industrial air emissions, we're one of the UK's leading air quality specialists. Our team has some of the very best scientists in the field, and we also understand regulations and the permitting process. Where practical action is needed we can draw on our process engineers who can also design and manage the work on the ground. A unique, all round service. Do drop us an email, or call - we've very happy to talk through your questions or chat about a project brief.

Asbestos management/analysis

Our team's one of the UK's largest specialists asbestos management suppliers. We carry out high quality surveys, design remediation programmes and oversee this. We're also completely independent from removal contractors, so you know you'll get best practice, high quality and unbiased advice.As well as what we say ourselves, we're also proud that The Guardian recognised WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff as their Sustainability Consultant of The Year for 2015.

Brownfield regeneration/remediation

We remove and manage the complexities and liabilities associated with historic contamination, leaving our clients free to focus on the future of their business. We manage everything from large complex areas of contaminated land through to small legacy sites. We understand our clients’ business requirements and devise a plan to meet those, and the needs of the regulators, in the most commercial and sustainable way. We take a design led approach, using our inhouse experts to provide impartial advice across the full breadth of remediation technologies.

Buildings

As global leaders in green building design, we specialise in designing high performance, energy and resource efficient buildings, focussed on the objectives of our clients and the needs and wellbeing of building occupants. Recognising and mitigating the impacts of buildings on the environment is crucial to a successful project. Sustainably designed buildings cost less to operate and have excellent energy performance. Whether the building is new or a retrofit we explore every option for reducing and improving its environmental footprint.

Carbon management

Our carbon management team combines the industry’s very best business, scientific and engineering skills to provide a truly world class service. So whether it’s developing a really effective carbon strategy, practically cutting your energy costs or implementing a shadow carbon price across your business we’ve the expertise to deliver this on the ground. Do drop us an email, or call - we've very happy to talk through your questions or chat about a project brief.

Certification/assurance

Our EHS specialists help identify, manage and mitigate current and future risks and liabilities. We work with our clients as partners to understand strategic aims, operational challenges and opportunities and to manage compliance responsibilities. Our UK team understands the detailed requirements of EHS legislation and can support with specialist support in all areas from Environmental and Safety Industrial Facility Permitting, product stewardship areas such as REACH, to environmental regulatory areas covering waste, water or carbon management.

Chemicals managerment/REACH

Our UK team understands the detailed requirements of EHS legislation and can support with specialist support in all areas from Environmental and Safety Industrial Facility Permitting, product stewardship areas such as REACH, to environmental regulatory areas covering waste, water or carbon management.As well as what we say ourselves, we're also proud that The Guardian recognised WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff as their Sustainability Consultant of The Year for 2015.

Contaminated land

We have one of the largest and most technologically innovative teams of contaminated land, hydrogeology and remediation experts in the industry. We eliminate geo-environmental burdens by managing legacy issues. We mitigate the risks posed by historic contamination and land use; protect current assets through monitoring and management; and future-proof to cope with an ever changing regulatory landscape and climate. We implement programmes that reduce the overall cost of a site, improve a site's attractiveness to future users, and benefit the community.

Due diligence/auditing

We're the largest provider of property due diligence advice in the UK and our teams are at home working from small transactions up to some of the largest, most complex projects across the world. We've a reputation as an innovative practice, including sustainability and forward looking risks such as energy prices and climate change in our service, while also providing great advice, on time and to our clients' budget.

Energy/climate change

Our scientists, engineers and management consultants provide world class energy management and climate adaptation advice across the world. Our combination of skills is unique, covering both technically what to do and building the business case for how this will be delivered.As well as what we say ourselves, we're also proud that The Guardian recognised WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff as their Sustainability Consultant of The Year for 2015.

Environmental management systems (EMS)

We're working hard with several clients right now getting their systems ready for the new ISO14001 standard. From mapping impacts across the value chain to developing a practical plan to implement truly effective systems. Our team of management consultants, scientists and engineers is unique in our sector, covering both what to do and how to implement the plans.As well as what we say ourselves, we're also proud that The Guardian recognised WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff as their Sustainability Consultant of The Year for 2015.

Environmental risk assessment

Our award winning global due diligence practice supports companies and investors in identifying and managing EHS, energy and sustainability issues which can significantly impact your CAPEX and operational costs as well create reputational risks, divert management resources and reduce asset values. We look at all issues no matter how technical and complex, and report back to you in clear commercial terms. And we can design and implement action plans to correct any concerns identified.

Environmental/CR reporting

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff is at the forefront of fluvial, coastal and integrated catchment modelling and policy development. WSP assists DEFRA, the Environment Agencies and Local Authorities, as well as the private sector, on the impact of changing legislation and all flood risk issues relating to planning applications.We have an extensive range of flood modelling software from Microdrainage and Infoworks ICM to MIKE and Coastal regression prediction.

Environmental/sustainability strategy

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff works with some of the world's largest businesses to develop business ready environmental and sustainability strategies. Uniquely our combination of scientists, engineers and management consultants provides strong expertise on what should be included in strategy and, as important, how this can be implemented. As well as what we say ourselves, we're also proud that The Guardian recognised WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff as their Sustainability Consultant of The Year for 2015.

Flooding

We're one of the UK's leading experts on flood risk assessments. Our team of 20 experts understands both the technical processes and also the planning context. We're skilled both in the technical assessment and also the engineering that implement the conclusions.We're proud of our team's work and also thrilled that The Guardian recognised our team as it's Sustainability Consultant of The Year for 2015.

Active services

Services/specialisms by percentage of recent turnover
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Air management3
Asbestos management/analysis4
Buildings3
Carbon management5
Contaminated land10
Due diligence/auditing8
Ecology/land management2
Energy/climate change7
Environmental management systems (EMS)6
Environmental/sustainability strategy8
Expert evidence/witness1
Flooding3
Impact assessment (EIA/SEA)10
Industrial processes/hazards3
Lighting1
Mergers & acquisitions1
Nature conservation4
Noise/vibration6
Products/supply chain stewardship4
Project management1